|Born||10 November 1900|
|Died||19 October 1974(aged 73)|
|Place of birth||Tabarz|
|Place of death||Düsseldorf|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
|Years of service||
Grenadier-Regiment 184 |
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Martin Bieber (10 November 1900 – 19 October 1974) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several Volksgrenadier divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, awarded in recognition of extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Martin Bieber was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until October 1955.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (4 November 1917)
- 1st Class (22 September 1918)
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black (15 August 1918)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (23 January 1935)
- West Wall Medal (20 April 1940)
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (10 June 1940)
- 1st Class (24 June 1940)
- Infantry Assault Badge (24 August 1941)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Silver (15 February 1942)
- Eastern Front Medal (18 August 1942)
- German Cross in Gold (2 January 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 74.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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|Commander of 271. Volksgrenadier-Division
3 September 1944 - 8 May 1945
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